Moondance Funding to Support Children and Young People Programme
Moondance Foundation funding to support delivery of the Adults ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Recovery Toolkit and ACEs Recovery Toolkit for Children and Young People in Ammanford.
It is estimated that 133,053 children in Wales have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse1. These adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a huge impact on children and young people (CYP), but referral options are limited due to the lack of specialist support available.
During COVID19 where social contact, school, clubs/activities and friends provided a break or an opportunity for CYP to get support, this has disappeared and the time spent with an abuser in a confined space increased.
As a result of COVID19 and as the easement measures are put in place, we are forward planning for the increased need to support CYP and the welcomed funding from The Moondance Foundation will build our capacity in Ammanford to support us to reach out to more victims and children and young people.
The funding will support the delivery of the following programmes over a 12-month period:
The ACE’s Recovery Toolkit programme use a trauma – informed psycho educational model.
Adult Ace’s RTK
The adults ACE’s RTK is a 10-week programme that has been written to educate and inform individuals about the impact of ACE’s on them and their children. The programme provides guidance on the protective factors that help mitigate the impact of ACE’S and the practical methods for individuals developing the resilience they need for themselves and for their children.
- For participants to better understand the impact that living with ACE’s has on them and on their children if they have any.
- For participants to develop strategies for building their resilience and that of children
- For participants to have increased understanding and implementation of healthy living skills
- Participants will have the tools to mitigate the impact of ACE’S on themselves and their children if they have any.
- Participants will have strategies to continue to develop their families resilience
- Participants will have increased self – esteem
- Participants will have the knowledge and tools to be able to implement healthy life style choices.
Children and Young People’s Ace’S RTK
The Children and Young People ACE’s RTK is written as a complement to the Adults ACE’s RTK. where possible, but can stand alone, or run concurrently with the Adult ACE’s RTK. It’s an 8 week programme that uses a combination of creative activities and group working to develop young people‘s resilience and give them the opportunity to experience the healing of relational support.
- For Children and Young People to build resilience
- For Children and Young People to have the opportunity to experience the healing of relational support
- To provide information and education to enable children and young people to cope with the adversity they have experienced.
- Participants will learn strategies to deal with toxic stress
- Participants will learn to overcome negative automatic thinking
- Participants will learn ways of overcoming negative thinking
- Participants will learn strategies to build resilience and increase self-esteem.
The toolkits can be run simultaneously or as stand alone, for further information please contact our Ammanford Team on: 01269 597474
Michelle Whelan, Interim CEO of Calan DVS, said: “We are very grateful to The Moondance Foundation for the funding to support the delivery of these programmes in Ammanford. We already know through Safelives statistics, that 64% of high and medium risk victims have on average 2 children each and that on average, high-risk abuse has been going on for 2.6 years, meaning these children are living with abuse for most of their life. This programme developed by Rockpool,
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